Stratus Guides - Install Sourceguardian

For performance reasons, the SourceGuardian Loader for PHP 8 is not installed as default on the Stratus Platform. The following steps can be applied to install it manually for PHP 8.1


To Install SourceGuardian Loader in your Stratus environment, follow these steps:

  1. cd /srv/

  2. Create a folder: mkdir sourceguardian

  3. Get linux x64 loader using the following command: curl '' -H 'authority:' -H 'accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9' -H 'accept-language: en-GB,en-US;q=0.9,en;q=0.8,hr;q=0.7' -H 'cache-control: no-cache' -H 'cookie: RGTR=40811663063942; SiteSession1=1csd7upu9i6s3jvuss3v3ueuf7' -H 'pragma: no-cache' -H 'referer:' -H 'sec-ch-ua: ""' -H 'sec-ch-ua-mobile: ?0' -H 'sec-ch-ua-platform: ""' -H 'sec-fetch-dest: document' -H 'sec-fetch-mode: navigate' -H 'sec-fetch-site: cross-site' -H 'sec-fetch-user: ?1' -H 'upgrade-insecure-requests: 1' -H 'user-agent: Chrome' --output /srv/sourceguardian/loaders.linux-x86_64.tar.gz

  4. Cd into a folder, extract Sourceguardian loaders and then go back to the /srv/ directory: cd sourceguardian;tar -xvf loaders.linux-x86_64.tar.gz;cd ..

  5.    mkdir php_conf
       cp -a /usr/local/etc/php/conf.d/* php_conf
       cd php_conf/
       rm zzz_custom.ini
       ln -s /usr/local/etc/php/conf.d/zzz_custom.ini ./
       cp /usr/local/etc/php/php.ini ./
  6. While still in php_conf dir, create a file named 00_sourceguardian.ini with the sourceguardian extension:

echo "zend_extension=/srv/sourceguardian/ixed.8.1.lin" > 00_sourceguardian.ini

  1. Edit /srv/.bash_profile file and add the following:
export PHP_INI_SCAN_DIR=/srv/php_conf
  1. Test. Redeploy the environment, and you should be getting, by default, SourceGuardian loader loaded.
www@somewhere:~$ php -v | grep -i Source
    with SourceGuardian v13.0.3, Copyright (c) 2000-2022, by SourceGuardian Ltd.
  1. Open up a ticket with Webscale Stratus support, so we can add the following environment variables for PHP-FPM.
PHP_INI_SCAN_DIR = /srv/php_conf


  • In order to run a cron with SourceGuardian, you will need to configure it as follows so the cron container can locate it:
-p 1; source /srv/.bash_profile; COMMAND-TO-BE-EXECUTED
  • Note that currently NewRelic will not work when SourceGuardian is enabled.

Last modified January 1, 0001